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Staff Nurse - Transplant & Nephrology

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Renal nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Ward 7B is a 28 bedded Renal Transplant (14 beds) & Nephrology (14 beds) ward caring for patients mainly with acute and chronic renal failure. This includes Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis modalities.We are looking for an enthusiastic staff nurse to join our team .

You must be enthusiastic, a good communicator, possess good organisational skills as well as the ability to work well in a team.

Haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis preferable but not essential as there are training packages available.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be responsible and accountable for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care.

Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team and undertake delegated tasks from the ward sister/charge nurse

The postholder will always work within the NMC's Code of Professional Conduct

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details:

Participate in maintaining a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for all patients and carers and maintain agreed standards of nursing care.

Determines nursing priorities and plans patient care. Informs the nurse in charge when changes in circumstances may affect patient care.

Maintain nursing records in accordance with the NMC and Trust guidelines.

Maintain and improve quality of patient care through contribution to the development of Essence of Care and clinical benchmarking within the unit

Ensure due regard is given to customs, values and spiritual beliefs of patients.

Providing information and support to patients/carers, and ensuring all those involved in the care are aware of changes in the patients condition.

Assist in the safe custody, checking and administration of drugs

To develop the clinical knowledge and skills to care for acutely ill patients admitted via both planned and unplanned routes.

To undertake expanded practice, under supervision, in order to optimise patient care and in accordance with ward/department and Trust policies.

Involve patients and carers in the planning and delivery of care

Ensure effective lines of communication within the ward/department multidisciplinary team

Ensure that all equipment is checked and maintained in safe working order.

Manage allocated workload and provides supervision of less experienced staff.

Practice and promote safe and efficient use of all resources.

Reports all incidents, accidents and complaints to the unit manager and completes Trust incident forms in accordance with risk management policies.

Ensures compliance with Trust policies and procedures

Ensure own standards are maintained in relation to clinical governance

Provides leadership in the monitoring of standards of care

Act as shift coordinator in rotation with other nurses in the team

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, current NMC registration
  • Diploma in Nursing


  • Mentorship/teaching qualification
  • Post registration qualification in relevant specialty



  • Post registration experience and successful completion of band 5 foundation gateway competencies
  • Experience within relevant clinical setting
  • Evidence of maintaining a clinical learning environment
  • Evidence of working with students


  • Recent acute hospital experience [including as a student nurse]



  • Ability to organise workload and delegate tasks appropriately
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to support less experienced staff
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


  • Basic IT skills, including e-mail and word processing



  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Ability to work in changing environments
  • Committed to high standards of patient care
  • Exemplary personal standards of conduct and behaviour
  • Maintain both personal and professional development
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable



  • Knowledge of current nursing issues and clinical governance
  • Demonstrates awareness of own limitations

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Liverpool Hospital

Mount Vernon Street


L7 8YE

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